Russia: Jagland warns against “regression” of decriminalising domestic violence

In a letter to the Chairpersons of the State Duma and the Federation Council of the Russian Federation, Jagland states: “I call upon you to do anything within your powers to strengthen the right of Russian families to live free from violence and intimidation.

Conference highlights terrorists’ trafficking and destruction of cultural heritage

A conference examining the response to the illicit trafficking and destruction of cultural artiifacts is now underway in Strasbourg.

Thorbjørn Jagland: Planned changes to migrants law could undermine Slovenia’s human rights guarantees

In a letter to Slovenia’s primie Minister Miro Cerar, Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland confirmed his fears that planned changes to the country’s asylum laws could undermine human rights commitments.

Turkey: Thorbjørn Jagland “shocked and saddened” by assassination of Russia’s ambassador

He declared: I am shocked and deeply saddened by the assassination of the Russian Federation’s Ambassador to Turkey in Ankara today.

Video: International Migrants’ Day

“Making diverse societies work is not simple,” says Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland in this video statement to mark International Migrant’s Day.